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Poster: estim8edI's Date: Nov 21, 2007 1:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: did you know.....

The song with the longest title is 'I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin' Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues' written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1943. He later claimed the song title ended with "Yank" and the rest was a joke.

Michael Jackson won the most grammy's ever with a total of eight.

The longest piano piece of any kind is 'Vexations' by Erik Satie. It consists of a 180-note composition which, on the composer's orders, must be repeated 840 times so that the whole performance is 18 hours 40 minutes. Its first reported public performance in September 1963, in the Pocket Theater, New York City, required a relay team of 10 pianists. The New York Times critic fell asleep at 4 a.m. and the audience dwindled to 6 masochists. At the conclusion, one sado-masochist shouted 'Encore!'

Everyone knows that the Buggles 'Video Killed the Radio Star' was the first video to premire on MTV on August 1, 1981. The millionth video to air on MTV was 'Video Killed the Radio Star', aired on MTV February 27, 2000. It's also the 3rd most aired video in MTV history. Peter Gabriel's 'Sledgehammer' is #1.

The longest rendering of a national anthem was 'God Save the King,' performed by a German military band on the platform of Rathenau railway station in Brandenburg, on February 9, 1909. King Edward VII was struggling inside the train to get into his German Field-Marshall uniform, so the band had to play the anthem 17 consecutive times.

'Billie Jean' by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist. Initially, the channel did not want to air any music by black artists.

3-Day advance purchase tickets for the first Woodstock (1969), were $18.00. The price at the gate, $24.

Jim Morrison (of the 60's rock group The Doors) was the first rock star to be arrested on stage.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 21, 2007 1:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did you know.....

outstanding selection g.

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Poster: Toadsmoker Date: Nov 21, 2007 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did you know.....

LIA....does this mean:

Elvis was a Gospel Star ?

Tickets for Woodstock were cheaper a the gate ?

99 Lufe Bloons were n2o ?

Keith Ferguson of the Fabulous T-Birds never had the first tattoo on MTV and is still "Butt Rockin" w/ Jerry ?

Michael Jackson never got "Off the Wall" ?

The Sex Pistols never performed a 32 minute version of 'God Save The Queen' ?


This post was modified by Toadsmoker on 2007-11-21 16:38:19

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 21, 2007 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did you know.....

And the second song ever played on MTV?

Feets don't fail me now, by Todd Rundgren and Utopia.

Why do you think it is that I'm the one who always brings him up?

sick, I guess.

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Poster: Toadsmoker Date: Nov 21, 2007 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did you know.....

Buy a new drum for the Holidays, a-rump-pa-pa-pa.

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